(previously known as Crambus hastiferalis)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These Caterpillars feed on
This adult moth has white forewings, each with several brown zigzag lines and bands of brown speckles. The hindwings are off-white. The labial palps are covered in spiky hairs. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species is found in south-east Asia, including
as well as in northern Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1473-1474.
(written 20 January 2013)